Local Cremation Blog

What is the cost of cremation compared to burial?

October 24th, 2018

Is family more important than money? Of course, but financial considerations for the cost of cremation or burial are no small matter, especially when you have limited income and need to keep a close eye on expenses. No matter how extravagantly we want to honor loved ones who have passed away, we must make smart …

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Average funeral costs and affordable alternatives

October 9th, 2018

Funeral planning can be hard, especially for the family members. There are many things to consider while making preparations and planning for the burial of your loved ones.  Many families are surprised by the high costs and all the charges that can sneak in once you start getting into the details. This is why companies …

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Funeral visitation: What to know before you go

May 30th, 2018

If you have attended a traditional funeral, you’ve likely also been invited to a visitation, viewing or wake. All of these are opportunities for family and friends to pay their last respects and begin to have some closure. If the deceased or a family member is close to you, I recommend making the extra effort …

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Why do I need a burial container?

August 9th, 2017

In my conversations with families about cemetery burials, I find that many don’t know about the outer burial container – commonly called “vaults” – or don’t understand why we have them. So I’d like share a little about these containers that began as a form of crime prevention (more about that in a moment) and …

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Columbarium or mausoleum: Above ground, permanent resting places

July 17th, 2017

At some point, you’ve probably passed a traditional cemetery and wondered about the ornate building(s) on the grounds. More often than not, that building is a mausoleum. It could also be a columbarium, or a combination of both. Here’s a quick look at where those terms came from and what they mean now. The National …

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